Drive Through Iceland in Your Own Private Car

   
 
 

Iceland Circle Tour

Iceland Self Drive Tour

2014 Departures
DailyMay 1st to September 30th
Prices From$2145 per Person Double
$1590 Single Supplement

This self-drive favorite explores Iceland's rich natural treasures, including national parks, beautiful waterfalls, striking glaciers, magnificent volcanoes and hot springs.

Key benefits of this tour:

* This tour gives you plenty of time to cover all the major stunning attractions that Iceland has to offer along the ring road.

* This tour does not include the west part of Iceland (Snaefellsnes Peninsula) but if you are interested in having that majestic area included in your package, be sure to check out or Iceland Grand circle package

* Types of Car recommended: 2.0 or higher.

Itinerary

 
Day 1     Keflavik - Hveragerdi
Accommodation: Ork Hotel

Geothermal Lagoon Flower village Geothermal Greenhouses

Approximate mileage: ca. 100 km / 62 miles

Pick up the car at the airport and start your Iceland experience.

From Keflavk International Airport we recommend driving the southern coast of the Reykjanes peninsula towards your first overnight stay in the charming village of Hverageri. The village is one of the few sites in the world located directly on top of a geothermal area and because of its many greenhouses heated by hot water from nearby springs it is often called the flower village.

Depending on your arrival time in Iceland it is ideal to visit the renowned Blue Lagoon to relax in the geothermal water.

 
Day 2     Gullfoss Waterfall - Geysir - Thingvellir - Borgarfjordur
Meals: Breakfast

Greenhouses Exploding Geysers National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO) Massive Waterfall

Approximate mileage: ca. 280 km / 163 miles

Drive to the waterfall Gullfoss and the hot springs at Geysir. Visit Thingvellir National Park, site of the ancient Icelandic parliament, before driving through Hvalfjrur fjord or Kaldidalur highland pass (4WD needed) to Borgarfjrur.

 
Day 3     Borgarfjordur - Skagafjordur - Akureyri
Meals: Breakfast

Fertile Farmlands Glacial Rivers Iceland's Second Largest City Viking Horses

Approximate mileage: ca. 280 km / 174 miles

Drive north through Borgarfjrur to the shores of Hnafli bay and the towering mountains and horse-breeding valley of Skagafjrur. Continue to Akureyri, the capital of the north.

Optional: River rafting in Skagafjrur; horse riding in Skagafjrur; seal watching tour from Hvammstangi.

 
Day 4     Akureyri - Lake Myvatn
Meals: Breakfast

Botanical Garden Museums Waterfall "Of the Gods"

Approximate mileage: ca. 100 km / 62 miles

Spend the morning exploring the town of Akureyri. Continue your journey to the unique Lake Mvatn area.

 
Day 5     Lake Myvatn
Meals: Breakfast

Exploring the natural wonders of Lake Myvatn and the surrounding area, including fantastic lava formations. Visit to the volcanic area of Krafla along with the colorful sulfurous slopes of Namaskaro pass

 
Day 6     Lake Myvatn - Husavik - Dettifoss - Egilsstadir
Meals: Breakfast

Whale Watching Glacier Carved Gorge Europe's Most Powerful Waterfall

Approximate mileage: ca. 310 km / 193 miles

Drive north to the fishing port of Hsavk and around Tjrnes peninsula. Visit sbyrgi, a magnificent horseshoe-shaped canyon and Jkulsrgljfur National Park. Proceed to the mighty Dettifoss waterfall, before heading across the highland plateau to Egilsstair in the east.

Optional: Whale watching from Hsavk

 
Day 7     Egilsstadir - Hofn
Meals: Breakfast

Narrow Fjords - Steep Mountains - Picturesque Coastline - Mineral Collection

Approximate mileage: ca. 300 km / 186 miles

Drive south through the spectacular East Fjords, where towering mountains plunge vertically into the ocean. The journey continues to the town of Hfn in Hornafjrur, also known as the lobster capital of northern Europe.

Optional: Petra's stone collection

 
Day 8     Hofn - Skaftafell National Park - Kirkjubaejarklaustur
Meals: Breakfast

Europe's Largest Glacier Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs Europe's Largest National Park

Approximate mileage: ca. 200 km / 124 miles

Drive to the shimmering icebergs and still, milky waters of Jkulsrln Glacial Lagoon before continuing to Skaftafell National Park where a nature hike is recommended. On to the picturesque village of Kirkjubjarklaustur.

Optional: Jeep tour to Vatnajkull glacier; boat tour on Jkulsrln Glacial Lagoon; glacier hike in Skaftafell area.

 
Day 9     Kirkjubaejarklaustur - Reykjavik
Accommodation: Lights Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Lava Fields Black Sand Beaches of the South Shore Puffin Colony Thundering Waterfalls

Approximate mileage: ca. 260 km / 162miles

Drive along the spectacular south coast, a sweeping landscape of sandy deserts, rocky shores and rolling farmland sandwiched between snow-capped glaciers, mountains and the ocean. Return to Reykjavk.

Optional: Ferry transfer to the Westman Islands

 
Day 10     Reykjavik - Keflavik
Meals: Breakfast

Arrangements end after breakfast. Drop the car off at the airport.

 

Notes

Prices quoted include recommended Category 2 car.

Single supplement assumes one person in the car.

15% discount offered in May and September. 20% discount offered in April and October!

Car Categories

Grp 1.0 Economy 2wd Toyota Yaris or similar

Grp 1.1 Economy 2wd Automatic Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar

Grp 2.0 Compact 2wd Toyota Auris or similar

Grp 3.0 Intermediate 2wd Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar

Grp 3.1 Intermediate 2wd Automatic Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar

Grp 4.0 Intermediate 4wd Station Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar

Grp 4.1 Intermediate 4wd Station Automatic Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar

Grp 5.0 Medium 4wd Toyota RAV4 4wd or similar

Grp 5.1 Medium 4wd Automatic Toyota RAV4 4wd AUTOMATIC or similar

Grp 6.0 Medium Station Volkswagen Sharan 7 seater or similar

Grp 7.1 Large 4wd Automatic Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4WD Automatic or similar

LATE ARRIVAL SUPPLEMENT OF $88/ROOM FOR PASSENGERS ARRIVING LATE EVENING/NIGHT. YOU STAY THE FIRST NIGHT AT AIRPORT HOTEL SMARI AT KEFLAVIK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT INSTEAD OF HOTEL IN HVERAGERDI.

Price Includes
Daily Breakfast
Detailed Itinerary and Maps
Accommodation As Indicated in Itinerary
Rental Car
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